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On completion of wash cycle some garments have black streaky marks, these usually come off with second wash. there is sometimes a build up of "gunge" in door rubber and also in tray for washing liquid and fabric softener

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If its oily streaks its your top seal on the transmission and its called "back-wash" youll need a new seal installed or new washer

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2.13.1 Scrud
If fabric softener is used regularly it will eventually cause a build up within the outer bowl. This can
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Step1: Add a full cup of a good quality dishwashing powder such as Active or a similar product
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Step 3: Leaving the lid closed, turn the machine off and allow to soak overnight.
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Siemens E14-16 Washing machine is not taking the softener when rinsing and posibly not rinsing completely. the dispenser drawer is clean and flows correctly when filled with water. I have checked the...


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At the end of the cycle, the wash plate nutates for
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final spin. The action of fluffing causes the outer wash
plate seal to rub against the stainless steel basket while
they are both relatively dry. This condition causes the gray
discoloration.
RESOLUTION:
An updated machine control, part number 8542693, is
now available. The updated control reduces the fluff time
from 30 seconds to 8 seconds, allowing the clothing to be
fluffed, without causing discoloration.
Gray marks or smudges can be washed out of clothing
after wiping down the basket. The consumer should use
the recommended amount of HE detergent and the hottest
water safe for the fabric or hand wash the garment under
running water. In either case, the fabric must be cleaned
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Black Stains on my whites


At the end of the cycle, the wash plate nutates for
approximately 30 seconds to fluff the clothing after the
final spin. The action of fluffing causes the outer wash
plate seal to rub against the stainless steel basket while
they are both relatively dry. This condition causes the gray
discoloration.
RESOLUTION:
An updated machine control, part number 8542693, is
now available. The updated control reduces the fluff time
from 30 seconds to 8 seconds, allowing the clothing to be
fluffed, without causing discoloration.
Gray marks or smudges can be washed out of clothing
after wiping down the basket. The consumer should use
the recommended amount of HE detergent and the hottest
water safe for the fabric or hand wash the garment under
running water. In either case, the fabric must be cleaned
prior to running through the dryer

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